secularize


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make secular and draw away from a religious orientation

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transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control

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The education system, mosques and Madrassas are being targeted with the conspiracy to secularize the entire system, he said, urging all the religious forces to get united and counter the conspiracies made against them.
It also sought to aggressively proselytize non-Muslims towards Islam, just as in the past European religious groups tried to convert Muslims to Christianity, or at the very least neutralize or secularize them.
Erdogan is also under unique pressure to secularize as Turkey bids to enter the European Union, which is not a card that moderate Arab secularists can hold up to win over their own populations.
The author then documents Spanish expansion in the region and the establishment of the missions, and chapters follow focus on rebellion and demographic crisis at the end of the seventeenth-century, changes in the region following the rebellions of the 1690s, and the state of the missions in the 1740s that led to the decision to voluntarily secularize the older missions in the region.
City officials, who are reluctant to remove the monument, are trying to come up with a plan to secularize the display by adding other elements.
The pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way--all of them who have tried to secularize America--I point the finder in their face and say, `You helped this happen.